Continuing GOP Assault On Women's Health Care


Not only has the Republican Party taken an aggressive stand against womens access to reproductive health and choice, but the Chair of the Republican National Committee is comparing that attack on womens health to a fictional war on caterpillars.

See here: Priebus Says Gender Battle as Fictonal as Caterpillar War

This is why Mitt Romney and the Republican Party cant be trusted to protect womens access to affordable, quality health care.

Mitt Romney and the GOP would allow gender discrimination in health care by repealing the Affordable Care Act, which bans discrimination by gender; they would get rid of federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which serves as the only affordable option for preventive health care for three million people a year; they would pass extreme policies as embodied in so-called personhood amendments which would ban a womans right to choose in any circumstance and would even ban certain forms of birth control and in vitro fertilization; they would pass extreme measures like the Blunt-Rubio amendment, which would allow any employer - not just religious employers – to deny access to birth control based on their personal beliefs.

The fact is, the Republican Party has been fighting tirelessly to implement policies that are antiquated on womens health. And their leading Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, has said he wants to ‘get rid of Federal funding for Planned Parenthood and supports the Blunt-Rubio amendment, which would give any employer the ability to deny their employees coverage for health care services like contraception based on their own beliefs. Its clear whats bothering Reince Priebus, Mitt Romney and the GOP: Women are paying attention to GOP attempts to undermine womens health care, and they dont like it.

The GOP has spun a web of Tea Party policies that appeal only to the extreme fringe of their party and now theyre caught in it. Chairman Priebus may try and borrow the Romney campaigns Etch A Sketch to erase the past few months of GOP attacks on women, but women have a clear message for Reince Priebus, Mitt Romney and the GOP: You can try to erase it all you want but well remember in November.

Here are the facts: